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interpret
used in The House of the Seven Gables

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
interpret Spanish to English
Definition
to translate words into spoken words of another language

(This word is especially used in place of translate when the translation is done real-time, or on-the-fly, or immediately as needed.)
  • "Did you speak?" asked Hepzibah, looking in from the threshold of the parlor; for she imagined that the Judge had uttered some sound which she was anxious to interpret as a relenting impulse.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (99% in)

There are no more uses of "interpret" flagged with this meaning in The House of the Seven Gables.

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2  —2 uses as in:
her interpretation of the data
Definition
to understand or explain something in a particular way — often the meaning or significance of something
  • Face to face with this picture, on entering the apartment, Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon came to a pause; regarding it with a singular scowl, a strange contortion of the brow, which, by people who did not know her, would probably have been interpreted as an expression of bitter anger and ill-will.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (32% in)
  • It did more than to illuminate; it transfigured him with an expression that could only be interpreted as the glow of an exquisite and happy spirit.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (54% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • She remembered some vague intimations, on her brother's part, which—if the supposition were not essentially preposterous—might have been so interpreted.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (25% in)
  • Her scowl,—as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,—her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (36% in)
  • She was not an actual fact for him, but the interpretation of all that he lacked on earth brought warmly home to his conception; so that this mere symbol, or life-like picture, had almost the comfort of reality.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (77% in)
  • The daguerreotypist once whispered her that these marks betokened the oddities of the Pyncheon family, and that the chicken itself was a symbol of the life of the old house, embodying its interpretation, likewise, although an unintelligible one, as such clews generally are.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (57% in)
  • She was not so constantly gay, but had her moods of thought, which Clifford, on the whole, liked better than her former phase of unmingled cheerfulness; because now she understood him better and more delicately, and sometimes even interpreted him to himself.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (15% in)
  • Goaded by their taunts, their loud, shrill cries, and cruel laughter,—insulted by the filth of the public ways, which they would fling upon him,—or, as it might well be, distracted by the mere strangeness of his situation, though nobody should afflict him with so much as a thoughtless word,—what wonder if Clifford were to break into some wild extravagance which was certain to be interpreted as lunacy?
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (66% in)
  • "Because," said the artist, "if the matter can be fairly considered and candidly interpreted, it must be evident that Judge Pyncheon could not have come unfairly to his end.
    Chapter 20 — The Flower of Eden (44% in)

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